Crimes of the Heart Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Babe will not talk to Barnette Lloyd because:

2. Meg arrives in town without knowing:

3. Billy Boy was:

4. Chick's attitude toward Meg reveals:

5. Meg and Lenny's relationship appears at first to be:

Short Essay Questions

1. What possibilities does Barnette Lloyd present as Babe's attorney.

2. The candy Chick brings, which is outdated and unwanted, might represent what?

3. What event finally pushes Babe over the brink?

4. Describe Chick's motivations.

5. What is significant about the last image on stage before the lights go down?

6. Describe Barnette's vendetta against Zackery.

7. Describe some contradicting facets of Babe's character.

8. Why does Babe seem surprise to hear the real story of Doc's injury and the town's opinion of Meg?

9. What does Babe's affair with Willy Jay suggest about her?

10. Why do Meg, Lenny, and Babe seem to fall into old patterns of behavior around one another?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Author Alex Haley said "In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." Write an essay in which you examine this idea in relation to Crimes of the Heart.

Essay Topic 2

Consider Henley's motif of sweetness in the play. What message does the author emphasize through the "sweetness" of character actions, dialog, or foods? Use at least three specific examples to support your point.

Essay Topic 3

Considering the information the girls share about Old Granddaddy, make a case for his influence in their lives as unparalleled. Use evidence from the text to support for your assertions.

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